|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1965|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 2003, Iraq|
Killed In Action in Iraq. F-15E weapons system officer stationed with the 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, North Carolina. Also killed was Capt. Eric Das, the Pilot of the F-15E. Capt. Das also has a memorial dedicated to him on this site. Please remember these brave men and the freedoms that have provided for us.
It has been brought to my attention that Maj. Watkins had been promoted after his death to Lt. Col. Thank you Jim for noting this.
NOTE: Some of the officer's remains were recovered later (along with the pilot's) a not-uncommon occurrence when a supersonic jet crashes in a combat zone. The families decided to have the newly found remains buried at Arlington. In a joint burial, the remains of Lieutenant Colonel William R. "Salty" Watkins III and Captain Eric B. "Boot" Das were laid to rest in a single casket, in a single grave. Burial Date was 28 Aug 2003.
The original burial date was 3 May 2003
William Randolph Watkins (1942 - 1981)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 60, Site 7896
Maintained by: Mary Melissa Newlon Watk...
Originally Created by: John from California
Record added: Mar 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8545433
Sabrina K. Combs
Added: May. 24, 2013
"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we're apart...I'll always be wi...(Read more)|
Added: May. 22, 2013
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